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BHP workers

Global unions raise concerns over BHP handling of COVID

IndustriALL Global Union and PIRC (Pensions & Investment Research Consultants Ltd.) hosted a virtual round table, bringing together BHP worker representatives with investors in the company to...

China launches coal mining safety checks

China launches coal mining safety checks

China has launched a safety inspection effort targeting all working coal mines and coal-mining projects after several recent fatal accidents, a statement by its State Council, or cabinet, showed on...

Mining accident china

22 sentenced for deadly mine accident in China

A local court has sentenced 22 people to jail for their involvement in a mine accident that left 22 dead and 28 injured in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in 2019. Photo taken on Feb...

New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners

New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners members appointed

Six highly experienced extractives industry practitioners have been appointed for three year terms to the New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners. The six are returning members Michelle Crompton...

hydroseeder

Miner dead in rehabilitation accident

The USA Government, Mine Safety and Health Administration MSHA has reported a mine rehabilitation accident involving a hydroseeder that occurred on October 9, 2020. According to the report, a...

Fatal mine accident | Battery powered vehicle

The USA Government, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has reported a fatal accident in an underground mine involving a miner being struck by a battery-powered vehicle. According to the...

ProcessIQ win Mets Ignited award

USA Innovators recognised for mine safety initiatives

The US-based work safety Institute, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is recognizing two companies as this year’s Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations...

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ABB gearless conveyor drive at Chuquicamata copper mine

ABB, working with TAKRAF, has completed commissioning and testing for the world’s highest-powered gearless conveyor drive system, enabling continuous operations at Chuquicamata copper mine in...

china coal mine gas explosion leave workers dead

Belt fire claims the lives of 16 Chinese miners

A belt fire has claimed the lives of 16 Chinese mineworkers at an underground coal mine in South West China. One miner also remains critical following the incident according to the Chinese State...

DRC mine accident site

First bodies recovered at DRC mine accident site

Miners searching the site near the town of Kamituga have so far recovered 18 bodies, after heavy rains caused the artisanal gold mine to cave in, burying those working below ground. Emergency workers...

Medusa Mining incident

Medusa Mining worker killed in underground accident

Medusa Mining (MML) has reported the death of a company employee, after a fatal accident occurred at its Philippine operations. The company’s subsidiary, Philsaga Mining, operates the Co-O mine...

pike river

Pike River Mine: Loader, robot and safety

A loader driven by former miner Russell Smith at the time of the Pike River Mine explosion has now been recovered from 1581m up the 2.3km drift access tunnel. The recovery of the loader went smoothly...

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